Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Conservancy Gardens

Arts and Crafts house and gardens

Arts and Craft gardens need an element of surprise, like this prickly pear cactus.
Dave Taylor, who is all things knowledgeable about Riverwood, described this house and garden as Arts and Crafts.  We don't have many in the Toronto area.  But this house built in 1919 is one of them, and the gardens have been lovingly restored amd maintained by volunteers, under the direction of the Conservancy.  In just one week the garden has gone from being bare earth with a few tulips to this abundance of emerging plants.  The magnolias have started to bloom in everyone's gardens and they are just magnificant! Even the drift of petals on the ground is pretty!